Commissioner delivers keynote address at graduation ceremony at the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
President Zhu Xiaoming, Ambassador Ederer, staff and students of the China-Europe International Business School,
I am delighted to be here today as your guest at this graduation ceremony.
As the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, I have a wide range of policies within my remit, from boosting excellent blue-sky research to transforming research and technological advances into new products and services on the market.
In the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Tsinghua University the Commissioner proclaimed: "One of the cornerstones of Innovation Union is our determination to internationalise our policies in the fields of research, innovation and science. My commitment to international cooperation is the reason I am here today. This means cooperating internationally in research when tackling key global challenges such as food and energy security, climate change, public health or the Millennium Development Goals. No one country can hope to solve such major challenges alone."